Author Archives: Teresa Pegan

About Teresa Pegan

I'm a rising sophomore at Cornell majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I've loved watching birds since I was little, and I'm looking forward to my first visit to the tropics. With me in my profile picture is an adorable lost baby Common Eider which I helped rescue on Appledore Island this summer during one of Cornell's Shoals classes.

Tompkins County CEFO

CEFO Toco (short for Tompkins County) has wrapped up for the season as well, but check out what they did over the summer on their blog!  They collected a lot of awesome data and media and were able post quite … Continue reading

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New header

Our new header is a set of pictures of the pittas we had such a great time observing in Borneo.  I changed the old one because we didn’t see any Crimson Sunbirds on this trip (although we did see its … Continue reading

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Back in the US

Once again, apologies for how little we were able to post on this blog in Borneo!  We’re back in the US now after about 48 hours of travel and many of us have gone our separate ways, at least for … Continue reading

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7/13/12 update

Our projects have been going pretty well! Our pitta catching attempts continue and we hope to tag another Pitta ussheri soon. So far we haven’t seen evidence of pittas breeding, but we will use whatever birds we catch to find … Continue reading

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update

We haven’t been able to keep up with the blog as often as we would have liked, partly because our internet situation is a lot worse than we expected it would be, but also because we’ve been very busy out … Continue reading

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How many Cornell students does it take to modify a mist net?

The answer: about half a dozen over the course of 5 hours.  Our goal was to take two “goosed” mist nets (meaning that they have holes in them from being tangled by geese at the Ponds) and convert them into … Continue reading

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Gunung Bagasi

That’s Malay for “Luggage Mountain,” which is what’s quickly forming in the teaching lab room at the Lab of Ornithology.  We’ve been given the room for the next few days, so we’re using it to lay out, inventory, and pack … Continue reading

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